Who's the Fastest Robot? (Video)

Ever wonder what the fastest robot might be? Can an i-SOBOT outrun a Robonova? Does a MANOI have the heels of Mercury? Can a Robo-Reptile out-sprint a Bioloid? What's your best guess? Who would you put your money on?

We won't spoil all the fun by revealing the robots name, or the competition here. You're going to have to watch the race in its hilarious entirety, including all the grins, giggles, energy and totally robotic chaos to enjoy it for yourself:

Fastest humanoid robot race

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Robot Race Coming up on the Gadget Show – UK Channel5

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The humanoid robot gang over Robosavvy was recruited to play a key role in an upcoming episode of the popular UK Channel 5 Gadget Show with Jason Bradbury.

Without disclosing any spoilers, the episode looks like it will be a tremendous amount of fun including a robot race featuring about 40 different robots as well as a Robotis Bioloid GP getting up close and personal with Suzi the most attractive and sexy host on the program.

No word on when the episode will hit the airwaves, though it will probably be broadcast fairly soon. The program isn't carried by any of the networks or cable channels over here, so we'll have to depend on the kindness of readers in the UK to share their observations and reports.

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WowWee Set to Release New RoboScooper Robot Toy (Video)

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Robert Oshler, the founding father of RobotsRule.com, just sent us a heads-up on the newest WowWee robot, the RoboScooper.

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Voice control with the Robonova-1 robot (Video)

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Michael Overstreet has the VRBot voice module working successfully with his latest Robonova-1 robot (see video below). He ran into some connectivity problems trying to use the module with Windows 7, but it works fine with Vista.

Michael, a well known RoboGames humanoid robot champion for the past few years, had his car broken into earlier this year, and Boomer (his original Robonova) was stolen in the process. The incident was indeed unfortunate, perhaps heartbreaking after all the work, dedication, and emotion he poured into Boomer. It will be fascinating to see what changes, and improvements, he makes to his new robot when we meet up at RoboGames in San Francisco this coming April.

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UK Humanoid Robots Gather

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Check out photos from the UK humanoid robot gathering/competiton that was staged concurrently with the UK Micromouse 2009 last weekend. It looks like humanoid robotics is definitely drawing attention and builders on that side of the world.

[via RoboSavvy]

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Robonova-1 Robot Repeats TV Performance (Video)

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It’s been 3 years, almost to the day, since the popular Robonova-1 humanoid robot made its network television debut in Denmark (video below) and ended up going head over heels.

Fast forward to April, 2009 and Robonova gets a second chance to wow the TV audience. This time, as a member of a Japan pop music group, he only has to do a little backup singing and some simple dance moves.

What happened? Well, you get three guesses… and the first two don’t count.

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